Thursday, September 10, 2015

a groom and his bride






took a walk today
out in the early
and found a season
melting on my tongue
like candy sweet
gone way too fast
as summer into fall

reminiscing
as mamas tend to do
the early years
two boys and a girl
carefree and joyous
and sometimes
not

but only snapshots now
moments lived
of day by day exuberant
thinking
it would never end




but end it does

with scarcely any fanfare

because

life unfolding
and unstoppable 
pages turning
years fading  

and really

it is beautiful
meant to be

especially

when we realize
as we have lately

all the days of a life
of our first-born son
falling like dominoes
toward

he saying "I do"
and she too
a groom and his bride

and it is exquisite

and we celebrating
on an ordinary day
making it anything
but
ordinary

and in the midst of this reverie

on my walk
out in the early

skies opening unannounced
rain pouring down
like a bucket overturned
comedic like and me laughing
running back
breathing in deep the sweet
nostalgic scent of summer rain

reminding

to cherish the moments

in the beautiful ordinary everyday

as well as

the extraordinary

of welcoming a new daughter
this beautiful girl
and champagne and toasts

and dancing into the night

a new season
pages turning

as summer into fall

 



2 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Michael! She is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy! Appreciate you and your kind words!

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